Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear

26 April 2016 to 5 November 2017

Idiosyncrasy: Anchovies Dream of an Olive Mausoleum

The exhibition I have designed based on the Helga de Alvear Collection is something like the invocation of the possibility of something that could be called a supergroup.

from April 25th 2015 to April 3th 2016

. . . and there was time

The new prescriptions of mobility, speed and immediacy imposed by the forms of contemporary life and the new technologies have profoundly modified our perception and experience of time.

from June 25th to September 26th 2016

Out of order: Works from the Helga de Alvear Collection

from April 26th of 2014 to April 5th of 2015

The Tears of Things

Las lágrimas de las cosas

Ed Ruscha | Foto-Photo. Joaquín Cortés

Photography and the moving image, working sometimes as a document, sometimes as a concept, or sometimes occupying the spaces between them, have become a territory that is favourable for exploring reflexively both our way of being in the world and the new semi-autonomous status of the photographic medium.

from June 8th 2013 to March 30th 2014

On Paper

Sobre Papel | On Paper

Sobre Papel | On Paper

Maybe it is the idiosyncrasies of Helga’s way of seeing things, special and passionate, that makes her collection on paper so forceful. Because paperis somewhat fragile, on the point of slipping away. There is something of a love letter, those that are blown away and reach their recipients like the kisses, as mentioned by Kafka in Letters to Milena, that are drunk by the ghosts of dawn.

from May 24th to November 3th of 2013

Helga de Alvear Collection. The Art of the Present

El arte del presente. Foto. Joaquín Cortés

El arte del presente. Foto. Joaquín Cortés

from October 26th 2012 to May 5th 2013

Language Games. An Introduction to The Art of Our Times

Juegos de lenguaje. Foto. Joaquín Cortés

Juegos de lenguaje. Foto. Joaquín Cortés

In the era of the global image, each artist builds the criteria of signification of his or her works, constructing a language game whose content must be unravelled in order to interpret its purpose and meaning.

from March 23th to June 17th of 2012

DE LA GENEROSIDAD. Colección Fundación Helga de Alvear

Ad Reinhardt; Morris Louis; Jack Pierson; Allan McCollum

Ad Reinhardt; Morris Louis; Jack Pierson; Allan McCollum

Helga de Alvear Collection in the CGAC of Santiago de Compostela

from November 5th of 2011 to September 30th of 2012

Approaches I. Contemporary Spanish Art in Helga de Alvear Collection

Planta | Floor 0: Susana Solano; Eva Lootz; Mitsuo Miura; José María Sicilia

Planta | Floor 0: Susana Solano; Eva Lootz; Mitsuo Miura; José María Sicilia

Approaches I is the first of a new series of exhibitions which aim to explore the Helga de Alvear Foundation Collection’s commitment and engagement with Spanish contemporary art from a variety of different perspectives.

from June 3th 2010 to February 20th 2011

Margins of Silence

Planta | Floor 0: Imi Knoebel; Juan Uslé; Wolfgang Tillmans.

Planta | Floor 0: Imi Knoebel; Juan Uslé; Wolfgang Tillmans.

The body of works on display in the exhibition presented here have been chosen because they illustrate, in a wide-ranging and approximate way, some of the concepts related to silence, and to the trail of changes these ideas have had on the attitudes of artists since the sixties last century.

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